If You Can Only Have One Car: 2013 Volkswagen GTI Mk7

I made the mistake of watching a video about a new car the other day…yeah…I know…I’m not supposed to like new stuff because new stuff is lame, but I watched some faceless German guy go 153 mph on the autobahn in a Mk 8 GTI and I thought to myself…they’ve made something past the Mk 6 Golf…have I been in a coma? Ouch. I pinched myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming, but apparently Volkswagen has been upgrading their models and from 2012 through 2019 they made the Mk 7 Golf and today we’ve got a 230 horsepower GTI model with an APR tune that should be good for 261 horsepower and 317 ft-lbs of torque. Find this 2013 Volkswagen GTI offered for $12000 in SF Bay Area, CA via craigslist.

I like to the think of the GTI as the best car to buy if you can only have one car. Personally, I prefer to have a fleet of cars — a daily driver sports car, a classic with manual gearbox, a family hauler, a hatchback for junkyard runs…but if you can only have one car, the GTI is probably the best compromise and combines parts of all those cars into a tidy package. If you don’t think a Mk 7 Golf GTI is the best hot hatch ever made, just listen to Jeremy Clarkson; it’s a wonderful car. It’s equipped like a Bentley, it goes like a Ferrari and in traffic, because it’s just a Golf and it’s grey, no one takes my picture.

From the seller:

2013 vw gti
fuel: gas
odometer: 83000
title status: clean
transmission: manual
VW GTI 2013 – TUNED

Manual Transmission

More Photos Available Upon Request

No major issues currently known. 1-2 minor dents.

APR Tune tied to VIN

Comes with cold air intake (not currently in vehicle, replaced with stock cooler so smog can be passed). Extra stock rim. Other modifications made by previous owner.

Drives Great.

3rd Owner.

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